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Assistant Professor of Music (Violin) and Coordinator of String Studies (Tenure Track)

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts
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Full Time
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Posting Number F00820 Position Title Assistant Professor of Music (Violin) and Coordinator of String Studies (Tenure Track) Position Number F00460 Salary for Announcement
The salary range for this position is $48,000 – $56,000 at Assistant Professor level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training. The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

MSU Denver offers a full and competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement benefits, flex spending accounts, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and more. To learn about these options in greater detail, visit the link in the Benefits section below. Employee Category Faculty-CAT I Department Music EClass Code Full time faculty - 9 mo with benefits Position Summary
The Department of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Music (Violin) and Coordinator of String Studies.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience with inclusive teaching practices and culturally responsive pedagogies, have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Duties/Responsibilities
Teach a 12 credit hour load per semester. Serve as coordinator of string studies for instruction, juries, and auditions, provide applied instruction to violin majors and minors, and teach string techniques and pedagogy course. Work to recruit and retain strings students, oversee part-time faculty and maintain vital growth of strings program. Maintain local, regional, and national visibility. Advise students, participate in scholarly professional activities, and perform department, university and community service. Duties may also include coordination of mariachi program and working to maintain vital growth in mariachi program through community engagement, collaborating with other faculty members in coaching chamber music and teaching a lecture class on Musics of Latin America, Musics of America, or something similar. There may be other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in Music, plus significant experience as a violin performer and teacher Preferred Qualifications
  • Significant experience as a performer and/or teacher of mariachi
  • Experience as a performer and/or teacher in another musical tradition
  • Demonstrable college level teaching experience
  • Experience coordinating a college violin program, including recruiting and overseeing part-time faculty
  • Spanish fluency to facilitate outreach required with mariachi ensemble
  • As an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), we at MSU Denver are particularly interested in applicants who show demonstrable evidence of engaging underrepresented and marginalized communities
Posting date 12/10/2021 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 01/24/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications received by Monday, January 24, 2022 at 11:59 PM MST will receive full consideration. All applicants must submit an application and the documents outlined below through our online system system, . The position is open until filled.

In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Unofficial Transcripts of the highest degree earned. Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
4. References. Prepare a list of three professional references and their contact information.
5. Candidates must provide at least 3 representative audio or video recordings and at least 1 video of recent performances. Digital media, such as streaming video, is preferred. Please provide links to these materials in the application section labelled “other document.”

If you are unable to upload documents at the time of application, please contact Tanya Rogowsky within HR at

Covid-19 Protocol:
The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.

MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021. Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status. Talent Team Representative Tanya Rogowsky Talent Team Representative E-mail Benefits
MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link: Employee Benefits Offerings Diversity Statement
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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